I am placed in a new realm of reality, testing five time a day, watching the clock for the 2 hour testing times, exercise to lose weight, and learning Meal Planing for Diabetes; Learning about Carbohydrates, Foods to Limit, Free Foods, Free Snacks, Almost Free Foods. Not to mentions Starches, Fruits Vegetable, Protein, Fats, amounts and serving sizes, #grams carbs per choice. Oh yet Miscellaneous Food and Eating Out also.
One is taught to limit the amount of candy, sweet rolls/pastries, sodas plus Fats and Cholesterol concerning teeth and weight. I folllow that. My family, friends and coworkers we disuss just about everthing but not Diabetes. Now when I try to disscuss it, the responds is just lay off the sugar, drink diet drinks. Or, Is diabetes a disease or a condition?
However, very little was I aware of Carbohydrates. Such as Sugar is included in "TOTAL CARBOHYDRATES" Carbohydrtes 100% turn into blood sugar within 30 to 120 mintues after eating.
Did I goof? why me? What happen did I do something worng? Where did this come from? How could I have pervent this thing condition from happening to me? Now what do I do, where do I go from here? Is it just me in my New Realm of Reality?
I am trying to remember what foods are what, Free, Limit, Almost Free Snacks; how must to eat size/protions #grams carbs per choice: Let me not forget 5 grams or more fiber along with sugar alcohol if listed etc. Hence in order not to goof sometimes I just don't eat. When I get extremely hungry I eat 1 piece of Whole Grain or Wheat bread and one small piece of fruit cut into little pieces, plus cup of tea or decaf coffee. Why, to make sure I have a good number when testing.
I have two different testing meter, the 1st was given to me during my one-on-one Nutrition training at local hospital and the 2nd one was provide by the insurance agency. The 1st meter is Plasma-calibrated and the 2nd meter is Capillary Whole blood testing. Also, the first lances at a lower number (little sting). The 2nd one I have to use a higher to lance (more of a stinging pain).
One point given the insurance pays certain amounts on the lancetts and test strips for the 2nd meter. Yet, it will only pay a certain amount on the lancets for the 1st meter the remaining portion is paid by the user, but the total cost for the test stripes is paid by the user. My concern is which is the better one for me. How are laboratory results expressed? How does each meter compare to the laboratory result is? What is consider accurate in what range?
How does one do this? Where does one test fingers, palms, forearms which is better for results? When will it or does it become less pain to test?
I needed to whispher out loud in My New Realm of Reality hoping to be heard.
Thanks for all who hear!
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